Summer Ends With Some Sizzle
Your regional food news round-up.
Restaurant comings and goings, new businesses and the best dishes and recipes are among the items that have appeared on various nearby sites over the past month.
Below is a look at the restaurant and food stories that were recently covered on area Patch sites. Read through our round-up for the latest food news.
Thousands flocked to Butcher Boy to stock up on Labor Day weekend meat. But the weather is still nice, and you don't need a summer holiday to fire up the grill
William Yameen of Butcher Boy’s meat department, aid the steaks are the big attraction.
“The most popular marinated option is what we call a steak house marinated sirloin tip,” he said. “I’ve also got a sweet bourbon or a burgundy wine, and those are all very popular,” he continued.
And for those keeping away from red meat, don't forget the poultry.
“I’ve also got all the marinated chicken, those are all very popular especially the lemon pepper,” Yameen said.
And the next weekend, Burton's Grill welcomed grandparents with a great deal.
In honor of National Grandparents Day, Burton's offered a 50 percent food discount to grandparents today only.
"The senior community is an important part of our customer family and last year's senior citizen day had a great turnout. This year we wanted to recognize all grandparents with 50% off our food menu. We are especially excited to include our newest location in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.," said Denise Herrera, vice president of Food and Beverage at Burton's Grill.
And now, Panera Bread is having a contest for the best sandwich creation. Check it out here.
Peabody Five Guys Fires Up the Grills
It's taken just about a year to build it, but Five Guys Burgers and Fries is finally open at 227 Andover St. in Peabody.
The Route 114 fast food joint opened its doors Monday to hungry customers. Regular store hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.
The restaurant is located next to PETCO and across the street from Starbucks --the site used to be a Mobil gas station.
The company, which has burger joints in 46 states and six Canadian provinces, and 27 in Massachusetts, recently opened new stores in Burlington and Chelsea in addition to Peabody, and has four more in the works between Boston and Westford.
A Whole New Bagel World
Have you stopped in yet for your favorite bagel at the new Bagel World on Route 1 South?
The shop opened last week at 246 Newbury St. and according to the company website, the hours are the same as at the existing three locations: Monday to Friday, 6 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Saturday, 6 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Sunday, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
No special hours are listed for the drive-through window. The City Council approved a special permit for a drive-through last May.
Restaurant Week Offers a Fortnight of Food
If you didn't get your fill of ethnic food at the main event on Sept. 9, Sunday also marked the beginning of the 5th Annual Peabody Restaurant Week, although it's technically a fortnight of food.
Restaurant Week, which is part of the International Festival, goes from Sept. 9-13 and then again from Sept. 16-20 at 16 different participating Peabody eateries, which should cover a wide range of palates.
Get Your Fresh Produce Now in Front of City Hall
The market is on the move...again.
Peabody city officials say that "in an effort to boost visibility and foot traffic during the busy autumn selling season," the Tuesday Farmers Market is moving across the street from the Leather City Common over to the lawn in front of City Hall. The Sept. 4 market will be held at the new location.
Hale Street Tavern Owners Continue North Shore Expansion
The North Shore-based chain of restaurants that includes Hale Street Tavern in Beverly Farms is adding its first Salem location, according to the Salem News.
Serenitee Restaurant Group plans to open a restaurant named Opus in November in the space that had been home to Greenland Café on Washington Street in the downtown for the past few years.
In early August, Salem Patch reported that the new restaurant may add a function space to the new restaurant.
In Beverly Farms, Hale Street Tavern is undergoing renovations and will be closed until Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Serenitee Restaurant Group's other locations include 15 Walnut in Hamilton, Alchemy, Latitude 43 and Mingelwood Tavern in Gloucester, Cala's in Manchester-by-the-Sea, and Maggie's Farm in Middleton.
3 Potato 4 Goes to Vegas and Beyond
3 Potato 4 may be a fresh addition to Salem, but it's already shooting for the moon.
The Salem-based business is planning to expand to Boston, according to the Boston Business Journal. Possible locations for the business include the Prudential Center, the W Hotel and the Theater District, the outlet reports.
Boston Magazine reports the business may head to other cities including New Orleans, NYC and Vegas.
Speaking of Sin City, 3 Potato 4 launched a "satellite space station" at the Downton 3rd, a famers market, in Las Vegas on Sept. 7, according to the business website.
Danvers Food Truck Hopes to be Part of ‘Throwdown’
A Danvers-based food truck is hoping to go head-to-head next month with food trucks from the Big Apple.
Melissa “Missy” Lindeman and her husband Scott plus her brother Craig Gale all started The Cookie Monstah food truck earlier this summer. It made its debut at the Danvers Family Festival and fireworks on July 3.
Since then, the truck has been set up regularly on India Row near the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.
But next month, the truck is hoping to take on its biggest challenge yet – the Food Truck Throwdown.